Caucus News

CLBC Calls on Chancellors to Address Issues Raised in the "State of Blacks in Higher Education" Report

December 5, 2013

SACRAMENTO – December 5, 2013 – The members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) are calling on campus officials at institutions of higher education across the State of California to address the continued low rate of enrollment at both the CSU and UC systems by African American students, as well as their having the lowest completion rates in all three public higher education systems as identified by the report released today by College Campaign.


CLBC Addresses California School Board of Education on LCFF Regulations

November 7, 2013

Senator Holly Mitchell, Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), addressed the California School Board of Education (SBE) on Thursday, November 7, 2013 about their proposed regulations for the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

Her testimony indicated that the CLBC was concerned about the direction the proposal was taking and that so far these draft regulations seemed disingenuous to the spirit of the law and the sentiment of Members when they casted a vote in support of LCFF.

Informational Briefing and Rally: Commemorating the 50-Year Anniversary of the March on Washington

August 13, 2013

On August 28, 1963, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream Speech” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.  Organized by a coalition of civil rights activist, labor, and religious organizations, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was attended by about 250,000 supporters.  In addition to a means to demonstrate support for civil rights legislation proposed by then President John F.